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  1. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    You should grow quite few pounds. I planted about 15 seeds of DG last year and got almost 18 ounces of the seed. You might with a good harvest get 3.5 to 7 pounds of the seed. If need be I would be willing to buy a pound of DG from you and pay the postage too.
  2. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    That's is such a nice offer @flowerbug. You are so kind, but I wouldn't ask you for your seed.
  3. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    @BeanWonderin, Checked my planting diagram and discovered I am not growing Dapple Grey this year. I sold half of what I grew last year and must have decided the other half will last through next year.........maybe You will just have to wait and see what your planting does.
  4. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    I think I vaguely remember Dapple Grey last summer being a little later than a lot of the other bush beans. It might take two or three more weeks for it to start blooming. I'll have to check my Dapple Grey tomorrow. I have it growing again this summer. Different location and different soil...
  5. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    @BeanWonderin, What has your weathr been like this growing season so far? Temperatures and moisture. Your Dapple Grey plants look fantastic.
  6. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    @Ridgerunner said What's that in the back, @Bluejay77 ? Have you been flirting with tomatoes??? In plain sight of the beans??? Ohhh, the betrayal! :hit No wonder the beans are turning yellow - they're jealous. Yeah I became a bit of a tomato turncoat about 10 years ago. Hardly anyone has...
  7. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    The Backyard Bean Nursery is more advanced in the varieties seed development than last year. The plot is beginning to show some color change. Swan River - Bush Dry - 7-8-21 - Robert Lobitz Original Named Bean Swan River - Bush Dry - 7-22-21 - Robert Lobitz Orignal Named Bean Purple...
  8. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    I will go to the website and change both of them. Is there a growth habit marked on your return packet and Package inventory list? If yes they both need to be the same.
  9. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    From The same Book. Tennessee Greenpod. This one is a semi runner TENNESSEE GREEN POD. Listed by 2 seedsmen.- Seeds tested: Ferry, 1904-1906; Schwill, 1905. Description. — Plant large, very spreading, with many semirunners and drooping branches, very thick stemmed, green throughout...
  10. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    https://archive.org/stream/americanvarietie109trac/americanvarietie109trac_djvu.txt From an old book called "American varieties of garden beans" BOUNTIFUL. Listed by 31 seedsmen. Seeds tested: Henderson, 1900-1902, 1905; Keeney, 1904-1906; Rogers, 1906. Description. — Plant large-medium...
  11. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    Bountiful probably can be described as a sprawling bush. It will get heavy and widen out with maturity and with a full load of pods often lean over on it's side. However I don't care what those other sources tell you Bountiful is not a semi runner. No No ! I've got old seed catalogs that date...
  12. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    I can tell you this. That when Victory seeds describes Bountiful as a semi runner they are dead wrong. Bountiful is a true bush snap bean. I am growing it also myself this year and not a single plant is throwing runners. You can even find a description of the varietiy in the 1931 publication...
  13. Bluejay77

    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    2021 Bean Acres Photos From The Bird's Eye View Now that my Bean Acres contains two raised beds. I thought new photos of this years bush bean grow out would be fun to see. The second bed on the right side of the photos, you will notice in the lower left section of that raised bed that the rows...
  14. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    I wonder too if the shape of the leaves on VC might be some response to soil conditions. Different soils affect seed coat colors and patterns, maybe it can affect leaf shape a bit too. The plants really don't look unhealthy.
  15. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    If those semi runners are not a huge number. I would just pull them so they don't cross polinate more true bush beans and spread the running habit among more bush varieties. If you want to grow them to maturity. Just don't include any seed of those new outcross semi runners in your seed returns...
  16. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    Yeah those Milta Black have those pointy leaves too. They don't look unhealthy. I guess you will see what develops out of both MB and VC.
  17. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    @heirloomgal, I heard back from my Idaho Falls bean farmer and he really didn't give me a definitive answer. He thought maybe herbicide drift might be what it is affecting your Vermont Cranberry grow out, but your other beans don't have that appearance. Do you have any farmers that have fields...
  18. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    @heirloomgal, It wouldn't be strange for only one variety to get it. Your seed source might have grown successfully to it's seed stage and harvested seed of infected plants without realizing it. If it does have mosaic. If the plants rub up against other varieties or you handle these plants and...
  19. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    @heirloomgal, The first photo the leaves do look healthy. The fourth and fifth photos look healthy and normal. Your second photo looks really odd to me. I've never seen bean leaves take on that appearance. I'd hate to tell you to pull up the beans and destroy them. I guess let them grow. If...
  20. Bluejay77

    A Seed Saver's Garden 2021

    I've never seen leaves on Vermont Cranberry that look like that. I am strongly wondering if that is a Mosaic infection. Different varieties can react differently to the virus. What was your source of the seed you planted?
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